STAFF PICKS :: GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 & THOR #1 :: OCTOBER 1, 2014

September 29, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks heather_staff_picksHEATHER’S PICKS :: Gotham Academy #1: I’ll confess, I’m not much of a Batman reader.¬† The closest I come to anything based in Gotham are occasional mini-series and Harley Quinn.¬† In spite of that, Gotham Academy caught my attention from its very announcement.¬† Perhaps one reason for that is the series is being co-written by Becky Cloonan.¬† I adore Becky’s art and I have also enjoyed all of her mini-comics I’ve picked up.¬† I haven’t read anything by Brenden Fletcher as of yet, but October will be the month to change that as Batgirl #35 hits¬†October 8.¬† Gotham Academy follows the students at a prep school that sounds both creepy and entertaining.¬† With new characters and a look at the city’s history and mythology, Gotham Academy could become my Wolverine and the X-Men gateway book into the Batverse.
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Bonus Pick: Thor #1: Have you guys heard that Thor’s becoming a lady? Man, has it been fun watching heads explode over that one.¬† You have to appreciate Marvel taking the risk of dethroning one of its popular male characters and passing his mantle and hammer over to a mysterious woman.¬† I haven’t read a Thor series since Marvel broke my heart with the cancellation of one of my favorites, Thor the Mighty Avenger, but if a woman can pick up¬†Mj√∂lnir, then I am willing to pick up Thor #1 by Jason Aaron and¬†Russell Dauterman.NewThor
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STAFF PICKS :: THOR: WARRIORS THREE TP COMPLETE COLLECTION :: NOVEMBER 13. 2013

November 07, 2013 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: THOR WARRIORS THREE TP COMPLETE COLLECTION:¬†Superman has his robots, Batman had his Batman of All Nations, Green Lantern has an entire alien police force. All are descendants of Captain Marvel and his three Lieutenant Marvels. ¬†Speaking of Marvel, the FF has the er…. the FF, a newly-thawed Captain America had Rick Jones and the Jones boy had his Teen Brigade who in turn practically invented the internet by way of ham radios. Iron Man has Tony Stark’s Entourage (even the Stark PR director had his own spotlight issue!). ¬†My favorite of all the fill-in/substitute-teacher type hero groups is without a doubt Thor’s reliably violent chorus-The warriors 3!! Fandral¬†the well groomed, Hogun¬†the Grouchy¬†and Volstagg¬†the Menu that Walks like a Man. ¬†These three Asgardian stalwarts always make for ¬†solidly sustained sub-plots which in turn makes for really fun comics. ¬†This new TP collects all the Warriors 3 most important adventures and is sure to be a hoot for everyone except for Hogun, who is–alas– rather Grim.

Collecting : THOR ANNUAL #2, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #102, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #30, MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #34-35, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #-1, WARRIORS THREE #1-4 – and material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #101; MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #13 and #36-37; THOR (1966) #400, #410 and #415-416; MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #66; THOR ANNUAL #17; and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1990) #15.

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HEROESCON 2014 :: GUEST LIST UPDATE :: ESAD RIBIC & MORE!

October 30, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Guest List, HeroesCon

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Happy New Comic Book Day friends!¬†Have we got some Heroes Convention news for you?! ESAD RIBIC, Croatian artist of Marvel’s Thor: God of Thunder and countless painted covers will be attending ¬†HeroesCon for the first time in 2014! Don’t miss your chance to meet this brilliant artist!

Tickets for Heroes Convention 2014 are on sale now!

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That’s not all! We’ve added 5 more great creators to our guest list today!

GENE GONZALES РArtist: DC Comics Licensing Artist, Iron Man 2 Cards, Diary of Night

CHARLIE KIRCHOFF РColorist: Judge Dredd, Doctor Who, Anti

EMI LENOX РCartoonist: EmiTown, Glory, Sweet Tooth

JOE PEKAR РArtist: Grimm Fairy Tales, Brandi Bare, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

PAT QUINN РArtist: The Phantom, GI Joe: Declassified, Necrotic

Heroes Convention takes place June 20-22, 2014. Click here for our full guest list so far. We are adding new guests all the time. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Heroes news. Better yet, sign up for the Heroes Hotline and get all our news sent right to your inbox. Thanks!

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